Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 16, 1980, Page 12, Image 12

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    Packwood, Porter favored in primary race
By WILLIAM KOGUT
Of the Emerald
So you finally realized the
Oregon primary is next Tues
day, May 20. And you're saying
to yourself, “Hey, who’s
running?”
This is not a lecture about
your responsibility as a citizen
and how you should have kept
abreast of the statewide races
The Emerald election sup
plement comes out on Monday
jsni.
— you can catch up then. But if
you want to be ahead of the
game, here’s a brief rundown on
relevant Oregon statewide
races and how some of them
might turn out.
Registered Republicans have
a choice between two-term ve
teran Sen. Bob Packwood and a
bunch of folks whom Packwood
has out-spent by 50 to 1. His
most serious opposition comes
from two feuding but interchan
geable conservatives, Rose
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Huss and Brenda Jose. Predic
tion: Packwood by a landslide.
The Democratic race for the
U S. Senate nomination in
cludes five candiates, but the
contest is essentially one
between state Sen. Ted Kulon
goski of Junction City and
former Congressman Charles
Porter of Eugene. Kulongoski
until recently was the odds-on
favorite. He had raised some
money and had some organiza
tion. Porter was dismissed as a
serious contender because he’s
a perennial candidate. But
Kulongoski, not well-known
outside of Lane County, hasn’t
stirred things up by coming out
swinging against Packwood. As
a result, he’s failed to get much
press coverage.
Already somewhat of a
statewide figure, Porter, by at
tacking Packwood on his stands
and his campaign funding, has
maintained his name-familiarity
with voters. Prediction: Porter in
a narrow upset.
At least there’s one interest
ing senate race. But both con
tests for the U S. representative
nomination from the the 4th
District, on the other hand, are
cut and dry. Democratic incum
bent Jim Weaver and Repub
lican Mike Fitzgerald,- facing
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minima! opposition, should
score easy victories.
In the Republican attorney
general contest, Dave Frohn
mayer of Eugene, a University
law professor and three-time
Dist. 40 House member, looks to
be a shoo-in. But on the
Democratic side, there are four
serious candidates, three of
whom have solid, traditional
legal backgrounds. The least
traditional of the lot, attorney
Henry Richmond, has raised at
least twice as much money as
his competitors and has run an
effective media campaign.
Prediction: Henry Richmond,
endorsed by both the Oregon
ian and the Register-Guard, not
to mention the Emerald, should
take a close race.
In contrast to Richmond’s ef
fective run as an outsider is
State Sen. George Wingard’s
campaign against incumbent
Clay Myers for the Republican
Treasurer nomination. Wingard,
a multi-millionaire, has tried to
run his campaign on contribu
tions, but has fallen short of his
fund-raising goal. A recent audit
by the Secretary of State’s of
fice found fault with an invest
ment Myer’s office made in
government mortgage securi
Graphic by Dave Peters
ties, so Myers is vulnerable. But
without the bucks, it’s hard to
bring down an incumbent, no
matter how incompetent he or
she is. Prediction: Myers wins.
Multnomah County Auditor
Jewel Lansing and state Sen,
Jason Boe of Reedsport are
locked in a tight battle for the
Democratic treasurer nomina
tion. Lansing’s campaign is in
debt, but she might have a
strong base of support in
Portland. Boe hasn’t raised as
much as might have been ex
pected of a three-time state
Senate president. But he's
cleverly managed to attack
Myers while for the most part
ignoring Lansing. This race is
too close to call.
On a more local level, many of
the House nomination races are
uncontested, but three House
nomination races present
voters with some choices.
The choices in the Dist. 42
Democratic race are distinctive.
Incumbent Nancie Fadeley is a
liberal Democrat with a strong
record on environmental issues.
Her opponent, Peggy Hall, a mill
worker, talks about jobs and the
people of Springfield not being
represented by Fadeley, who
lives in the small section of Dist.
42 that spills over into Eugene.
Many of Hall’s backers are
Republican, she has raised at
least five times more money
than Fadeley and she’s run an
extensive campaign of new
spaper and radio commercials.
Prediction: Fadeley in a close
race.
Then there’s Dist. 40, with
seven candidates who hold
similar liberal views crowding
the Democratic field. Lane
County Counsel Margie Hen
driksen has raised the most
money here. Her organization is
strong and she has a natural
constituency among women.
That's the trick to this race — to
fashion some kind of voting
block. Ruth Shepherd appeals
to the elderly, Don Chalmers
and Carl Hosticka to-the
University set, etc. Unfortunate
ly, because of a personal affilia
tion, a prediction on this one
can’t be made.
On the Republican side of
Dist. 40, Nick Tri is facing Shir
ley Whitehead. Tri is new to the
game, while Whitehead once
lost a primary run at Wingard.
Prediction: Judging from lawn
signs, Whitehead is running
a more effective campaign,
Whitehead to win.